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The Magic Rolling Pin

302 King St, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 2S5, Canada
+1 705-745-6556
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (38 reviews)
“scones” (9 reviews)
“quiche” (9 reviews)
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Canadian, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
302 King St, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 2S5, Canada
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

I recently had old friends make a first time visit to Peterborough, ON. Hmmm where to go for lunch. I had been to the Magic Rolling Pin a number of years ago and remembered that I had enjoyed it. It is located in a repurposed...More

Thank Katherine P
Reviewed August 2, 2016

What a personable restaurant. The staff were very friendly and I was most impressed to be thanked by name as I left. My friend introduced me to the owners wife and I know she will have spoken to many so I was so impressed she...More

Thank Ruth S
Reviewed July 9, 2016

This cozy restaurant in a period building away from mainstreet offers delicious food. However as they prepare it for you it does take time. You may ask to have them serve the soup/salad separately before the main dish - your stomach will thank you as...More

Thank Wilfrid L
Reviewed July 1, 2016

Our lunch was quite good. I had a green salad topped with Cajun shrimp. It was very tasty. The menu that is attached to this site is not accurate. The menu has changed significantly. We sat in the room where I faced down the kitchen...More

Thank Jetlag2009
Reviewed June 12, 2016

Food is fresh, creative and delicious, the menu is varied, and the desserts are wonderful. Great service with lovely tea sets, they make you feel very special! Its quite small, so make reservations.

Thank Susan B
Reviewed May 25, 2016

food is fresh. also tasty. varied menu, very friendly service. Relaxing atmosphere. Food place to take Mom or Grandmother for a nice treat. Phone ahead for reservation

Thank Florance G
Reviewed May 15, 2016

Had lunch here last week and ordered the seafood crepe. Most of us know the size of a crepe. I was disappointed with not only the size of my small crepe. It looked to be a 1/4 of what I was expecting. The presentation was...More

Thank Finerway01
Reviewed May 7, 2016

Visited for a mother-daughter birthday treat with friends (another mother & daughter). Service was excellent. We were greeted and seated as soon as we walked in the door. Orders were taken promptly and staff fulfilled all requests in a professional & timely manner. Attention was...More

1  Thank 4_Aussies_in_Texas
Reviewed April 18, 2016

Met a Peterborough friend for lunch at her fave spot. Excellent range of choices for lunch, and a separate tea menu with about 30 different teas (maybe more)! Chef & wife are owner-operators. Had crab salad sandwich on flatbread, with carrot-ginger soup. Lovely!

Thank Janice E
Reviewed April 1, 2016

Always a delicious and relaxing lunch. Service is good and menu selections are light and well-prepared.

1  Thank Wanda R
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Kerry H
How much is high tea?. Let day for six to eight people.
April 9, 2017|
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Response from skvaca | Reviewed this property |
Check out the menu on the website. Looks like $25pp for adults, $15pp for children.
Would there be any gluten/lactose free choices for lunch? Cheers Wendy.
February 11, 2015|
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Response from ChefNick13 | Property representative |
Hi Wendy, yes we do have selections that are gluten and lactose free. Ask for me - Chef Nick, when you come in and I would be more than happy to take you through the menu and let you know what options are available. If you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 King St, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 2S5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Peterborough
  • Phone Number: +1 705-745-6556
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The Magic Rolling Pin is set in a beautiful Victorian style home in the downtown Peterborough area. Our intimate rooms are perfect for that special lunch or "just because" tea and dessert. Our warm atmosphere and friendly faces add to the ambiance of the elegant tea room and delicate decor. Our service staff is focused on delivering a memorable experience sure to be talked about afterwards. Please join us! We look forward to having you. Join us for an elegantly served lunch starting at 10:30 am, including finely crafted entrees, seasonal salads, and divine desserts all enjoyed with your favourite loose-leaf tea. We are also known for our traditional afternoon tea service beginning at 2:30 pm. Catering, take-out and private functions are available.
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